Eggs in car for 7 hours today - Safe???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bigoakhunter, May 22, 2010.

  1. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    I was making some egg deliveries to my customers this morning. About noon I cleaned up and then wife and I had to goto two different graduation open houses. Got back tonight and realized 2 dozen eggs that I had collected in last couple of days had now sat in car for 7 hours. Windows were cracked about an inch. Temps were about 63 degrees at noon , got up to 8o degrees by about 4-5 pm.

    Question is are the eggs safe? I don't want to risk a problem, yet hate to get rid off 2 dozen farm fresh egg.

    I know that many people leave eggs on counter for a week or so, but not sure if temps in car were too much or not.
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    They are probably fine. If you're worried you can do the float test to be sure.

    Fill a pot with cold water and gently place the eggs in it. Bad eggs will float, fresh eggs will lay on their sides on the bottom and eggs that are still good, but not as fresh will lay on the bottom, but tilt upwards.

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